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Net Cafe was the world's most widely distributed television series covering the Internet revolution during the height of the dot com boom. The series was broadcast throughout the United States and in more than one hundred other countries for six years, from 1996 through 2002. It was hosted by Stewart Cheifet, Jane Wither, and Andrew deVries.

The weekly program went behind the scenes of the World Wide Web to meet the people and explore the culture of the new "wired" generation. The series featured Internet tips, a guide to the best web sites, a preview of internet startups, and interviews with the movers and shakers behind the Internet phenomenon. It introduced many new web sites to the public which are now household names such as Yahoo!, Google, and eBay.

The series has been recognized for its journalistic excellence, winning a variety of prestigious broadcast awards. It was produced on location at various internet cafes around the Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Jul 16, 2018
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A look at various web sites that focus on aliens and unidentified flying objects. Guests include Dan Plonsie, webmaster for berkeley.edu, a site that has lots of information about UFOs and spacey topics; Jerry Bjornson, head of Abductees Anonymous, an organization for people claiming to have been abducted by aliens; and "Chris" (also known as Schwa Head) who reviews several flying saucer sites including MUFON and Schwa Corporation. Shot on location at the CoffeeNet cybercafe in San...
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Topics: aliens, flying saucers, abductions
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Apr 1, 2018
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The web has become a great place to find jobs. This show looked at several employment sites including monsterboard.com, individualsoftware.com, hotwired.com/dreamjobs, bridgesonline.com, and listfoundation.org (a spinoff of craigslist.org). Guests include Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist. Originally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Episode #214.
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Topics: employment, jobs, career, 214
Net Cafe
Feb 22, 2018
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If you are new to the idea of chat, nervous about joining in, or trying to set up a new chat community, here are some good ways of breaking the ice. Features Tribal Voice, Extempo Systems, Infoseek, and Talk City. Originally broadcast in 1998. Episode #241.
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Topics: Episodes: 2000, chat, chat room, 241
Net Cafe
Mar 23, 2015
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Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle is featured in this program on new internet startups. Sites covered include fabric8.com, teoma.com (now AskJeeves), ehobbies.com, and archive.org. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco. Hosts are Rebecca Eisenberg, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet.
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Topics: internet, startup, entrepreneur
Net Cafe
Jun 21, 2014
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An early episode of the Net Cafe series dealing with online games and sites about gaming. Includes Quake, Full Throttle, TEN (the Total Entertainment Network), Meridian 59, and MUD sources (Multi User Dimension). Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Includes a CyberBlast segment, an early experiment in downloading software through the television signal. Shot on location at the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Originally broadcast in 1998.
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Topics: games, MUD, TEN
Net Cafe
Feb 13, 2014
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Featured guest is writer Armistead Maupin, author of "Tales of the City" and "The Night Listeners", the latter first published online at salon.com. Other guests include HotWire CEO Karl Peterson and PayPal COO David Sacks. Other sites covered include mightywords.com and boats.com. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco. Hosts are Sara O'Brien, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet.
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Topics: paypal, hotwire, armistead maupin
Net Cafe
Nov 2, 2013
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Google co-founder Sergei Brin and former San Francisco 49er's quarterback Steve Young are featured guests in this episode. Brin talks about the "new" search engine called Google and how it works; Steve Young talks about his life after football which includes being Chairman of the Board of an internet startup called found.com. Also featured is Douglas Boxer, son of California Senator Barbara Boxer. He started a new web site called voter.com. Other sites reviewed include ideadollar.com...
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Topics: google, steve young, sergei brin
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Mar 11, 2013
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This is the very first episode of the Net Cafe series. It was shot on location at a cybercafe in San Francisco called CoffeeNet. It looks at the hacker culture and their influence on the early growth of the internet. Guests include Dan Farmer, author of SATAN and COPS; Eliaz Levi (aka Aleph 1), webmaster of underground.org and Bugtraq; also "Omega" and "White Knight" from Cult of the Dead Cow. Originally broadcast in 1996.
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Topics: CDC, r00t, Def Con
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Jun 30, 2011
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Like most new communications technologies, sex drove the early days of the Internet. This program looks at the explosion of online sex sites. Featured guests include Danni Ashe, the cover girl for the online sex industry. Sites covered include nervelink.com, danni.com, one-and-only.com, salon.com, and askisadora.com. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Originally broadcast in 1998. Episode #220.
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Topics: sex, porn, erotica, danni ashe, 220
Net Cafe
Mar 14, 2008
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This early Net Cafe program looks at comic book web sites. Included are Jonah Weiland's Comic Book Links, Hellblazer, Sandman, DC Universe, Spawn, The Preacher, Swampthng, Hitman, The Tick, Loving Henry, and Johnny the Homicidal Maniac. Guests include Alex Curyea, Kristen Brennan, Jhonen Vasquez and Shawn Sanders. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Includes CyberBlast segment, early experiment in downloading software through the television signal. Shot on location at...
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Topics: comic books, comics
Net Cafe
Sep 29, 2007
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In the late nineties, ecommerce was just taking off on the web. This program looks at several innovative online shopping sites including dellajames.com, ebates.com, alibris.com, and rocketcash.com. Originally broadcast in 1999 from the Club I internet cafe in San Francisco. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet.
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Topics: shopping, commerce, buying
Net Cafe
Nov 7, 2006
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A program in the special Net Cafe series on new internet startups. Sites covered include igougo.com, ants.com, bestcalls.com, and gotomypc.com. Silicon Valley analyst Alex Vieux evalutes the startups. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco.
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Topics: entrepreneur, startup, internet
Net Cafe
Sep 1, 2006
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In this episode of NetCafé, we discuss four interesting websites that are utilizing the Internet in their own unique ways for philanthropy, e-commerce and community building.
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Topic: Episodes: 2001
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Aug 25, 2006
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This is part two of a special two-part series on Net Cafe featuring an in-depth interview with Nicholas Negroponte, Director of the MIT Media Lab, author of Being Digital, and columnist for Wired magazine. Shot on location at the SomArts Cultural Center in San Francisco as a presentation for the Association of Internet Professionals. The interviewer is Net Cafe host Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 2002.
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Topics: MIT, Media Lab, Wired, Being Digital
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Mar 11, 2006
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The internet forever changed the relationship between patient and doctor, allowing patients to research their medical conditions online before seeing a doctor. This program looks at several web sites that provide healthcare information. Sites covered include storksite.com, womenshealth.org, healthy.net, med.stanford.edu, gennexhealth.com, quackwatch.com, and sexclinic.com. Guests include Dr. Patti Britton and Dr. Karen Sarpolis. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot...
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Topics: sex, pregnancy, womens health, stanford, 150
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Oct 25, 2005
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A look at how web sites deal with the subject of death. Sites featured include an information site on cemeteries, a tribute to the passing of Jerry Garcia, a virtual 3D graveyard, the pop culture death pool, and a virtual pet cemetery. Originally broadcast in 1998. Episode #206.
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Topics: Episodes: 1998, 206
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Jun 15, 2004
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This week on NetCafé, we'll show you several web information sites that are examples of how anyone can start a conspiracy theory because the Internet provides an open and free forum for these theories to proliferate.
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Topic: Episodes: 2001
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Jun 15, 2004
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Did aliens land in Roswell? Were there others involved in JFK's assassination? Are organs being taken from prisoners in China and sold to rich patients needing transplants? We'll explore the World Wide Web to find out who thinks there are conspiracies taking place. Shot on location at the Club I cyber cafe in San Francisco. Originally broadcast in 1999.
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Topics: Episodes: 1999, conspiracy
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It is said that one of the most important social aspects of the internet is that it levels the playing field for people and provides new access for users with ideas. This program looks at several examples of sites that provide a platform for a variety of diverse interests. Guest DaMeila Drayton demonstrates Teenage Empowerment and introduces several teen chat sites that focus on topics of interest especially to teenagers. Muki Izora demonstrates oceanbank.com and the Plugged In program aimed at...
Topics: teenagers, urban, labor, peace, green, accessibility, disabled
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A program in the special series on new internet startups. Featured sites include buzzhits.com, popularpower.com, ebrary.com, and achieva.com. Includes analysis from venture capitalist Alex Vieux. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the Sony Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco.
Topics: entrepreneur, startup, internet
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Not all web sites are geared toward rocket scientists and brain surgeons. The Internet is full of sites that are there just for fun. Originally broadcast in 1999, this show features bitmagic.com, catcam.com, sports.yahoo.com (fantasy sports leagues), pogo.com, theonion.com, flash.net, humorlinks.com, comics.com, and 8ball.federated.com. Shot on location at the Club I internet cafe in San Francisco. Copyright 1999 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: humor, fun, play
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A program in the special series on new internet startups. Featured sites include jobfly.com, netledger.com, itinerary.com, and inclusion.net. Analysis from Silicon Valley venture capitalist Alex Vieux. Hosts are Rebecca Eisenberg, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Franscisco.
Topics: internet, startup, entrepreneur
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This week on NetCafé, we are talking about four interesting web sites, including QuickBrowse, HomeAtLastRescue, Real Arcade, and Fandango.
Topic: Episodes: 2001
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The big buzzword in the late nineties was "portal". Every web site wanted to become the place people went to first so that they could monetize the traffic. This program looked at several would-be portal sites including excite.com, citysearch.com, hotbot.com, bud.com, links.net, and netscape.com. Originally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Episode #240.
Topics: portal, excite, netscape, 240
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There is no doubt the Internet has changed the way people get their news. While the Net is offering new ways to get local news, it is also providing important world news for those who have moved away from their home community and culture. Features Salon, Knight Ridder Online, Digital High, and IndoLink. Guests include Gary Kamiya, Executive Editor of Salon, Bob Ingle, President of Knight Ridder New Media, and Rebecca Eisenberg of the San Francisco Chronicle. Originally broadcast in 1998....
Topics: Episodes: 2000, news, cyber, 242
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Four new web businesses pitch their plans for striking it in rich in the dot com world. Sites covered include switchhouse.com, myplay.com, mycfo.com, and christianity.com. Silicon Valley analyst Alex Vieux evalutes the new web startups. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco.
Topics: christianity, cfo, entrepreneur
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Before Google, you had to be a bit more creative to find information on online. This program looked at several strategies. Featured sites include mapblast.com, infopeople.berkeley.edu, planetall.com, imdb.com, and wwwomen.com. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Orginally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Episode #205.
Topics: engine, finding, search, 205
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People collect all kinds of strange things and many of them now use the web to extend their hobby. This show looks at several web sites dealing with hobby collections. Topics covered include the online auction of Butterfield and Butterfield, online book collectors, auctionwatch.com, the Vintage Computer Festival, and the art web site of SF MOMA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Shot on location at the Club I cybercafe in San Francisco. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart...
Topics: books, auction, computers, art
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The web has become home to lots of strange claims and outlandish charges, all part of free speech. But some of the people affected by these cyber writings have tried to stifle this new form of expression on the internet. This program looks at several controversial stories which have led to censorship attempts. Topics covered include the Church of Scientology and its efforts to stop online stories critical of the church; the battle between McDonalds and mcspotlight.org, a site critical of...
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In the early days of the web, there was a lot of weird stuff going on. This show looks at some of the strange subjects explored on the internet. Weird sites reviewed include Lip Balm Anonymous, UFO Insurance, The Deth Vegetable, Mr. T, The Exploding Whale, Tattoos and Piercing on the Web, Tweety Fish, Go-Force Super Hero, and Stellarc Suspension. Shot on location at the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Originaly broadcast in 1997.
Topics: UFO, strange, odd
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The early internet became an instant hit with political organizations and movements that had previously felt shut out of the mainstream press. This program looks at several examples of how the web was being used for political advocacy. Maureen Mason shows us the Institute for Global Communications web site which includes links to PeaceNet, EcoNet, ConflictNet, LaborNet, and WomensNet. Eric Hughes, founder of Cypherpunks, a group working to preserve privacy on the net through encryption,...
Topics: IGC, cypherpunks, encryption, anarchists
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Getting therapy online may not be the best way to deal with personal issues, but the internet is providing new tools for self fulfilment. Featured sites on this program include wespsych.com, sonoma-aids.org, thetherapist.com, processes.org, and support-group.com. Also a look at Internet addiction. Featured guests are psychologist Dr. Nancy Wesson and Larry Magid of the L.A. Times. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith...
Topics: therapy, advice, counseling, 209
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One of the first ecommerce successes on the internet was buying airline tickets and travel packages. This program looks at some of the first online travel booking sites. Demonstrations include earthwatch.org, a site for adventure travel. Also lonelyplanet.com, one of the earliest attempts to put travel guides on line. Another site, roadsideamerica.com, offered advice on "strange and wacky" vacations. Other travel sites shown are eathere.com, terraquest.com, magna.com, epicurious.com,...
Topics: vacation, touring, adventure, guide
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At the height of the dot com boom, web creators were recognized at an annual gala event called the Webby Awards. This year's awards ceremony was held at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. Awards were given for best web site in twenty-two different categories. Emcees at the event were Marina Berlin and comedian Mark Marin. This program shows highlights from the last half of the awards ceremony. Anchoring the coverage from the Club I internet cafe in San Francisco are Rebecca Eisenberg, Andrew...
Topics: webbys, awards, internet
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Netflix CEO and co-founder Reed Hastings is the featured guest on this program which looks at new web startups. Other sites covered include genetichealth.com, bigstep.com, and globalviewing.com. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Guest analyst is venture capitalist Alex Vieux. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco.
Topics: netflix, entrepreneur, startup
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A review of several web sites about sports. Sites covered include a fan site for the San Francisco 49ers football team, sites for mountain bikers, golfers, and surfers. Also a review of major sports news sites such as cnnsi.com, espn.com, and cbssports.com. Shot on location at the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVrites, and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1997.
Topics: golf, surfing, mountain biking, football, espn, sports illustrated, cbs sports
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Job hunting resources on the Internet are abundant. We'll take you to one with an electronic water cooler so you can see what people inside think about the company you're applying to as well as get tips from CareerBabe.com.
Topic: Episodes: 2000
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A look at early e-commerce. Featured sites include comparenet.com, zauction.com, autobytel.com, and virtualvin.com. Guests include Jessica Adelson, editor of NetGuide magazine. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1997 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California.
Topics: shopping, ecommerce, buying on line
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The internet is great for finding information and people, but sometimes it's too easy to find out personal information about people. This program looks at several ways to preserve your online privacy. Featured sites include remorton.com, anonymizer.com, infonex.com, truste.org, guidedogs.org, and whoa.femail.com. Originally broadcast in 1997 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet.
Topics: privacy, identity, cyberspace
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A program in the special series on new internet startups. Featured sites include buzzhits.com, popularpower.com, ebrary.com, and achieva.com. Includes analysis from venture capitalist Alex Vieux. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the Sony Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco.
Topics: buzzhits, ebrary, achieva
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The Internet has become a haven for artists of all sorts. This program looks at some of the early uses of the Web by creative artists and performance organizations including the San Francisco Opera, the Experimental Techno-Performance Guru, a Counting Crows fan site, a script exchange site for playwrights, and a site dedicated to accordion players! Originally broadcast in 1999.
Topics: Episodes: 1999, performing, arts
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Peek-a-boo! The Net has become much more than a text-based exchange medium. People are now putting their personal lives on line, with video. Featured sites include homecams.com, braindump.com, anacam.com, crl.com, simplenet.com, concentric.net/~ballhigh/colorcam.html, chatv.com, and vip.stanford.edu. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Originally broadcast in 1998. Episode #204.
Topics: voyeurism, web cam, anacam, 204
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Four new web sites pitch their business plans to convince our panel that they will succeed. Sites reviewed include liquidprice.com, myonlycatalog.com, explorelearning.com, and ahealthyme.com. Silicon Valley analyst Alex Vieux helps evaluate the companies. Hosts are Rebecca Eisenberg, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco.
Topics: health, entrepreneur, startup
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A program in the special Net Cafe series on internet startups. Sites reviewed include ehealthinsurance.com, quova.com, opencola.com, and legalzoom.com. Silicon Valley analyst Alex Vieux evaluates the startups. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco.
Topics: entrepreneur, startup, internet
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Young entrepreneurs compete to get financing for their new internet business ideas. Featured sites include customatix.com, mondomedia.com, uplister.com, and how2tv.com. Silicon Valley analyst Alex Vieux helps pick the winners. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco. Originally broadcast in 2000.
Topics: entrepreneur, startup, internet
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Even if you don't have a zoo in your city, you can still find out about animals on the web. This program looks at several sites that bring the zoo to you. Topics covered include the new web site for the San Francisco Zoo, a zoology and animals portal run by Rachel Shaw focusing on animal pets, cyberark.com, petsinneed.org, primenet.com, apenet.com, and sites about bigfoot, cryptozoology, and weird virtual pets that only exist in people's imagination. Shot on location at the CyberSMith internet...
Topics: pets, apes, zoo, cat, dog, bigfoot, loch ness monster
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The worlds of the Internet and Hollywood are moving ever closer. This program looks at how Hollywood is using the web to promote and even distribute movies. Featured sites include girlsonfilm.com, forcor.com, wired.com, mrshowbiz.com, and ifilm.net. Originally broadcast in 1999 from the Club I internet cafe in San Francisco.
Topics: film, hollywood, entertainment
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The major sports news and information sites are still very popular, with up to 5,000 sites devoted to the most popular sports. But now even obscure sports like Gaelic Football, HackySack, and Paddleball have multiple sites. Originally broadcast in 1998. Episode #243.
Topics: Episodes: 1999, sports, cyber, 243
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Some web sites are for fun, but many sites are just darn useful. This show looked at several practical web sites including when.com, learn2.com, instant-delivery.com, edmunds.com, and alexa.com. Featured guests include Brewster Kahle, co-founder of Alexa and founder of the Internet Archive. Hosts are Rebecca Eisenberg, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1999 from the Club I internet cafe in San Francisco.
Topics: useful, alexa, edmunds
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A survey of web sites that provide useful information for home improvement projects. Sites reviewed include improvenet.com, netguide.com, homecentral.com, gardening.com, and planetproperties.com. Also features Candi Strecker, known as the HandyGirl. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Guest analyst is writer Larry Magid. Shot on location at the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Originally broadcast in 1998. Episode #213.
Topics: do it yourself, real estate, gardening, home decoration, 213
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In the nineties, it was hard to imagine that the Internet would become a place where people listened to information and entertainment. This program looks at the early stages of Internet radio including audionet.com, the precursor to Marc Cuban's broadcast.com. Other sites featured include imusic.com, radionet.com, emblaze.com, and nineup.com. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1997 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California.
Topics: music, radio, broadcast
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Four entrepreneurs pitch their business plans for new internet sites. Silicon Valley analyst Alex Vieux evaluates their chances for success. Sites reviewed are ehealthinsurance.com, quova.com, opencola.com, and legalzoom.com. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet.
Topics: entrepreneur, startup, internet
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As web designers tried to make the internet look more like the "real" world, they experimented with three dimensional online environments. This program looks at several early examples. Mark Pesci explains VRML, the virtual reality modeling language. Chris Stuart demonstrates blacksun.com, a web site that uses VRML technology. Annette Louden demonstrates construct.net, an online environment for building VRML sites. Rick Denny and Skuli Mogensen of OZ, Inc. demonstrate their 3D web...
Topics: VRML, avatar, three dimensional
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This early episode of Net Cafe looks at art and artists on the Web including collaborative art sites. Web sites covered are sito.org, art.net, artnet.com, srl.org, metroactive.com, crashsite.com, and Fractal Painter. Guests include Lynne Hershman Leeson, Annette Louden, Lile Elam, Eric Paulos, and Jeremy Sutton. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Includes CyberBlast segment, early experiment in downloading software through the television signal. Shot on location at the...
Topics: art, video, collaboration
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Thousands of home pages celebrate people's pets and just about every animal under the sun has at least a few Websites devoted to it. And of course a huge number of e-commerce sites now offer everything from exotic animals themselves to everything you need to keep a pet. We take a look at animals online.
Topic: Episodes: 1999
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Four entrepreneurs pitch their business plans for new internet sites. Silicon Valley analyst Alex Vieux evaluates their chances for success. Sites reviewed are ehealthinsurance.com, quova.com, opencola.com, and legalzoom.com. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet.
Topics: law, health, legal
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From the joke of the day to email traffic in bawdy stories, the web has become a major platform for humor. This program looks at several early humor web sites including useless-facts.com, netfunny.com, mockingbirdmedia.com, simpleton.com, and the Berkeley Systems online game "Get The Picture". Originally broadcast in 1999 from the Club I internet cafe in San Francisco.
Topics: jokes, humor, comedy
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The Internet has a reputation an excape from real life. On the contrary, it is hugely popular among people who have interests well beyond their lives online. An example of this would be the various performing arts. Writers, critics, actors, musicians and fans of performance have created a wide variety of great sites geared towards sharing their love of the arts.
Topic: Episodes: 1999
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A review of online resources for small business owners. Featured sites include score.org, cheesemans.com, linkexchange.com, ivillage.com, and ideacafe.com. Guests include Larry Magid of the L.A. Times. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California.
Topics: small business, SOHO, home business
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A program in the special series on new internet startups. Sites covered include netflix.com, bigstep.com, genetichealth.com, and globalviewing.com. Shot on location at the Sony Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco. Includes analysis by venture capitalist Alex Vieux. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet.
Topics: entrepreneur, startup, internet
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Getting therapy online may not be the best way to deal with personal issues, but the internet is providing new tools for self fulfilment. Featured sites on this program include wespsych.com, sonoma-aids.org, thetherapist.com, processes.org, and support-group.com. Featured guest is Larry Magid of the L.A. Times. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California.
Topics: group therapy, advice, counseling
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In this 'Classic Café' episode we go back in time to take a look at various websites that were just beginning to be valuable resources for people doing home improvement work.
Topic: Episodes: 2002
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In the late nineties the world began catching up with the U.S. in internet access and involvement in the web. This show looked at the international aspects of the net. Featured sites include irishabroad.com, tonic.to, globetv.com, babelfish.altavista.com, and apc.org. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Special guest is Larry Magid. Originally broadcast from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California in 1998. Episode #246.
Topics: foreign, global, international, 246
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Strange, but one of the most popular topics on the Web is death. You can check out the gravesites and tombstones of famous people, look at your own mortality clock, shop at the L.A. Coroner's Gift Shop, explore the Heaven's Gate suicide plans, or commune with the memory of Timothy Leary. Originally broadcast in 2000.
Topics: Episodes: 2000, grim reaper, death
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A program in the special series on new internet startups. Sites covered include upsidefn.com, viator.com, hipbone.com, and nativeminds.com. Features analysis by venture capitalist Alex Vieux. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the Sony Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisoc.
Topics: entrepreneur, startup, internet
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A program in the special series on new internet startups. New sites covered include novica.com, joesparks.com, aorafting.com, and morpheus.com. The online animation series Radiskull and Devildoll is featured. Hosts include Sara O'Brien, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Featured guest is San Francisco Chronicle technology writer Benny Evangalista. Shot on location at the Sony Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco.
Topics: entrepreneur, startup, internet
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The internet provided new ways to manage money, invest money, and lose money. This program looked at several online financial services. Featured sites include quicken.com, digicash.com, financialengines.com, wellsfargo.com, and gomez.com. Guests include Stanford Professor and Nobel Prize winner in economics, William Sharpe and L.A. Times technology writer Larry Magid. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in...
Topics: money, investing, finance, 223
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The internet quickly became a home for special interest groups, among them, women. This program looks at several early web sites focused on women's issues. Sites covered include lesbian.org, fatgirl.com, fatso.com, WomensNet, diva.com, creative.net (a site for the Exotic Dancers Alliance), and bitchmag.com. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Originally broadcast in 1996.
Topics: lesbian, exotic dancer, womens issues
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One of the early uses of the Internet was to form virtual communities of people with common interests. This program looks at several early communities including The Mining Company (now about.com), HipBONE, PlanetOut, Yahoo Clubs, and GeoCities. Guests include Scott Kurnit, founder of The Mining Company, David Bohnett, founder of GeoCities, and Megan Smith, President & CEO of PlanetOut. Originally broadcast in 1998. Shot on location at the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California....
Topics: geocities, about, mining company, 244
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How much should we monitor and control children's access to the web? Indeed, whether we should do it at all is one of the big questions that faces the Internet community. This week's show features guests and sites devoted to and about children and how to keep the net safe for them. Guests include Larry Magid, creator of safekids.com and Rob McHugh, producer for Yahooligans. Originally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Episode #219.
Topics: children, kids, teens, 219
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The web quickly became a popular platform for game playing and gambling. This show looks at several approaches to using the internet as gaming platform. Sites covered include gamespot.com, acrophobia, NetStorm, Activision, bezerk.com, gamers.com, pgl.net, virtualvegas.com, starluck.com, and intercasino.com. Guests include Dennis Fong (Thresh), the world's most successful computer gamer, Rebecca Anderson, Anthony Schubert, Jonathan Knight, and Jon Swartz. Guest analyst is Larry Magid. Hosts are...
Topics: ping, gamespot, activision, acrophobia, netstorm, thresh, dennis fong, 203
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Now in it's fourth year, the Webby Awards brings together the global online community for a dazzling celebration of the internet's best and brightest. This year's event was held at the Masonic Auditorum in San Francisco. The emcee was actor Alan Cummings. Special guest presenters included comedienne Sandra Bernhardt, musician John Perry Barlow, and editor Tina Brown. This program covers the first half of the Webby's ceremony. Originally broadcast in 2000.
Topics: webbys, awards, internet
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One thing the web did was level the playing field for investors. This show looked at several online tools to help small investors. Featured sites include thestreet.com, siliconinvestor.com, justquotes.com, msmoney99.com, and etrade.com. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Special guest is Larry Magid, syndicated columnist of the L.A. Times. Originally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Episode #245.
Topics: investing, money, stock market, 245
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Four internet startups pitch their new web businesses. Silicon Valley analyst Alex Vieux evaluates their chances for success. Sites reviewed are ephysician.com, shutterfly.com, tellme.com, and military.com. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet.
Topics: startup, entrepreneur, internet
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This week, four interesting new websites are featured on NetCafé.
Topic: Episodes: 2001